Date of Award

2006

Document Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

STEM and Professional Studies

Committee Director

Ritz, John M.

Abstract

To guide the study, the following questions have been developed: 1. Are there generational differences in the beliefs about what it means to work hard, take initiative, or contribute to the organization? 2. Are there differences in the expectations of a work and life balance among the four generations of employees? 3. Do differences among generational cohorts exist in the expectations about compensation and rewards? 4. Does each generation take a different approach to career development? How do these approaches differ?

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